Roth's Divorce

Posted Mar 21, 2005, 1:10:36 PM
I had two days to draw this, at the time, for my next game session. I know it looks rushed but I realy tried to make it look like I took my time. This is what Roth's look was when I first introduced him to my players. The concept look of the sword (BLACK RAZOR) was made by one of my players (Alvin J Balajadia)Check out his gallery. He's a realy good artist who inspired me to add detail to my drawings. Several comments have showed interest in the story behind this piece so here a quick summary. Fighting a war against the King of Arbaulin his... son. Roth is confronted by the only woman he has ever loved after the death of his wife. 'The boy is evil Kirsten', Roth attempts to explain but one look upon her tear laden face and he knows that although she loves him she will not turn against their son. 'He is our son Roth, and I will let you bring no harm to him!' she replies. That was all she had to say and Roth knew that this would be their last embrace together. Well there it is. It's kinda lame but then again i'm not a writer. I leave that to my friend. Anyways Roth's graphic novel is scheduled to be published in May of 2006. And as though this description couldn't be any longer, here's a poem for Roth, to help him cheer up! Song of Roth When the heart becomes cold, a forge unlit When the soul becomes dark, though just a bit When the cry for war, is heard from within It becomes hard, so very hard to win When ebon'd steel stirs about at your side When reason seems no longer to abide When dark forces tell you of their needs It becomes hard, so hard to succeed When the pillar of life begins to fall When dark wings cast a shadow upon all When you have given all that is possible to give It becomes hard, so hard to live.

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  • Mar 25, 2005
    oh man! this is sweet too, dude looks a little like Fabio, which makes me giggle I can't help myself. I love it!
    • Mar 25, 2005
      Thank you again for commenting. I never noticed the resemblance before but I do kinda see it especialy with the hair drawn the way it is. Heheheheh...
  • May 30, 2005
    And what an interesting story it must be. You must really love what you do. Your pieces are chock-full of emotion and they really get your audience thinking. Believe it or not, but my favorite character in this picture is the sword. If you think about it, that is what killed the woman... not the guy. He just helped it along a little bit. I love the engraving on the sword. Is it just symbols or some kind of language? Kind of like Tolkien's work? Are these characters from your RPG again? They are very well thought of. I love the way you depict them.
    • May 30, 2005
      Thank you for another great comment. I'm currently workin on a redraw on this which is going to have a lot more detail since this is over 10 years old. The runes say " forgive me my love but at least your war is over". Originaly Roth was from the RPG I play but has since kinda taken a life of his own. Thus the graphic novel.
      • May 30, 2005
        I was just curious if this RPG is one you and your friends made up yourselves or is it one that already exists like Dungeons and Dragons? I've never played one before. It sounds like so much fun, though. I've never had anyone around me that's been into the same kind of things as I am... except for my niece lately. I think I love that sword even more now that I know there's a meaning encrypted on it's blade. That's just intriguing.
        • May 30, 2005
          Oh! i'm suprised I never mentined it! I'm an avid Dungeons & Dragons player. I DM a group of like minded players between the ages of 18 to 37. It's quite a diverse group but I like the mix. We only play the 2nd edition version though as we didn't like the conglomerate business feel of the game when TSR had sold the rights to Wizards of the Coast. That and we hate the d20 system rules.
          • May 31, 2005
            Does DM mean dungeon master? I really don't know. I'm completely clue-less with that stuff. I always wanted to play a RPG like that, but, alas, I was never able to for lack of fellow players. It sounds like so much fun. I'm glad you guys have a blast. What's it like?
            • May 31, 2005
              DM does mean dungeon master. It's a shame that you've never played as I think you'd like it.
              Go to your local hobby shop and see if there are any postings for gamers wanted.
              • May 31, 2005
                Yay! I really was right? I can't believe it. I think I would like to play. I just have no friends interested in that kind of stuff. I guess it would be a way for me to meet new people. Do they have classes for beginners? lol I'm such an amateur when it comes to this stuff.
                • Jun 1, 2005
                  I think you would like it. If you can't find a gaming group I have an option you may want to try. Over the years I have had players move away or vice versa. Well with the aid of technology, these friends and I are attempting to start a D&D game online. Unlike everquest and such this will be as close to the actual, sit down book, game as possible. We're going to be using webcams and play that way. I got the idea during a board meeting at work and we had to use webcams to talk to the shareholders. This is just something to keep in mind.
                  • Jun 1, 2005
                    That would be awesome! I have a web-cam! I just have to figure out how exactly to use it. I've been using it as my digital camera, heh, heh. I'm going to try to make a web page. If and when I get it done (I am so computer illiterate) I will let you know so you can visit it there.
                    • Jun 1, 2005
                      That would be cool! Let me know when you have it up and running. As for me my friend is still trying to hook up my webcam.
                      • Jun 1, 2005
                        Oh, any time I actually get off my duff and plug it into the computer! *laughs* It's pretty simple to figure out. I just don't get on the web cam too much because of the weird "digital" effect. It makes me dizzy. I think I'd be able to handle the dizziness for something as cool as a RPG though. That's what dramamine is for, right?
  • Jun 7, 2005
    There's that sword. Damn, I'd better get it right, hey? You know what I think of this one... So much emotion, so many tears. She chose the wrong side. Poor woman, and poor Roth. You like torturing your characters, don't you? Laughing
    • Jun 7, 2005
      Actualy I like to think of it as helping them grow into the person they were always meant to become. I'd like to think of Roth on the other hand as a piece of clay being sculpted by some malevolent god. Sooner or later Roth's gonna have to get completed into a work of art.
      • Jun 7, 2005
        Tongue Yes, Lloyd, you are a malevolent God. He is most difinitely a budding work of art as it is, anyhow. Fate, I suppose, plays its part in any story, if that is what you believe in.
        • Jun 7, 2005
          Okay, okay you got me! I don't know what it is? I just like to see him suffer....
          • Jun 7, 2005
            LOL! Surprisingly enough, a lot of authors are like that. Tongue
            • Jun 8, 2005
              Isn't it the truth though? Trouble is, i'm not a writer.
              • Jun 8, 2005
                You still make stories. I didn't say writer, did I? I thought I said 'author'. You are the author of this character, for example.
                • Jun 8, 2005
                  Oh! Ooops! I see what you mean. I erred.
  • Jun 21, 2005
    The detail in that sword is great. How long did it take you to draw this pic.
    • Jun 22, 2005
      Thank you, if memory serves this took me two days working about 2 to 3 hours a day.
  • Jun 23, 2005
    i love it
  • Aug 1, 2005
    This is really upsetting me...I should have posted a comment for all the times I have already looked at it!!! I love it Very nie Dennis it is....very good....The guy must have been really pissed at something she did....god!! lol Smile Favorite
    • Aug 1, 2005
      Thanks Mal, this is just one of many tragic moments in the life of my favorite character Roth.

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